World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 7-10, 2017
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.





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Leena Susan Guptha
2015 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee


Leena S. Guptha DO. MBA. BCTMB, was born, educated, trained and practiced in London, England until relocating to the United States initially in the late 90's. She was away for several years, serving family responsibilities India and England and returned to the US in late 2013. After her initial six years in primary care she gradually transitioned to holistic private practice and today maintains a practice that focuses on mind body spirit balance.

As a child Leena developed an interest in autoimmune dis-ease, cancer and back pain and though from a medical family, she pursued an interest in a number of therapies including but not limited to range of Manual Therapies, Osteopathic Medicine, Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hypnotherapy and more.... She married into an even more medical family and devoted her professional life to furthering collaboration among integrative medical communities through volunteer roles in her various professions. This history and experience culminated in the unique holistic philosophy and practice that she maintains today.

Leena is passionate about advancing education standards, musculoskeletal bodywork training, ethics, research, business practice and advancing the massage therapy profession toward global recognition. She has actively supported licensure campaigns as the former Chapter President of AMTA-IL, served as the National President of AMTA inspiring massage therapists to serve as ambassadors for the profession, volunteers her time as the Chair of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the Academic Consortium for Complementary, Alternative Health Care.

In education, she earned the rank of Professor in 2007, and has served as a Massage Therapy instructor, Science faculty, Graduate Research and Thesis Supervsor, Director of Program Development/Research, Dean of Massage Therapy, Dean of Academic Affairs and Campus President.

In the following institutions:
  • The Connecticut Center for Masage Therapy, Newington (CCMT), CT
  • The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), Bridgeport, CT,
  • The Chicago School of Massage Therapy (CSMT), Chicago IL
  • National University for Health Sciences (NUHS), Lombard, IL
  • Lehigh Valley College (LVC), Center Valley PA
  • York Technical Institute (YTI), Lancaster, PA
  • ITT Technical Institute (ITT), Oklahoma City, OK
  • The International College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), Milan, Italy
  • Surrey Institute for Osteopathic Medicine (SIOM), Surrey, England
  • DeSales University, Center Valley PA
Leenas' source of unrelenting inspiration originated from her mother being diagnosed with an aggressive form of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and was told that she would not survive beyond her mid 40's. An intergrative therapy approach for most of her adult life maintained her until age 70 and St. Thomas's Hospital, London declared her a 'Medical Marvel'.

Leenas' vision is to educate and inspire both people and professionals as to the value of 'living life holistically' and to see in her lifetime integrative therapies, offered with equal availability in primary care to those who wish to explore every avenue, utilizing the best of all medicines, interventions and modern day technologies available, to promote, achieve and maintain optimum health and happiness.




Morally Bound Ethically Sound
3 CE Contact Hours

Class description:

Have you ever either let clients cross your boundaries? Did you ever overreact or become defensive when a client appeared to cross the line? Did you ever experience this as a client? This course serves to enable you to further recognize and respect the boundaries of the client-therapist relationship by exploring the therapist experience, reaction, resolution and strategic options for handling and averting potential ethical dilemmas that maintain a "morally bound ethically sound" approach to modern day practice.

This class is 100% lecture/discussion.


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